Content Specialist

Sydney, Australia
13 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Maternity Cover
Part Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

Group Marketing serves all university groups to promote the University's brand, reputation and achievements globally. The Communications team provides advice and guidance on effective internal, external communications and issues management strategies. The team manages the University's reputation in the media as well as with key stakeholders and develops high level messaging about the University for its target audiences.

The Role

Group Marketing is currently looking for a part-time Content Specialist (3 days per week - Wednesday to Friday) to work within the Communications team, with a focus on quality writing, building and delivering a weekly electronic newsletter to staff, as part of broader content and staff engagement strategies. Working with the Content and Channel Manager, you will bring a deep understanding of Digital and Content platforms and add value to the strategic process. In addition, you will contribute story ideas, dovetail with topical news and deliver dynamic copy for the University’s content hub (The Lighthouse) and social media channels.

You will research, write and edit content for use across a variety of communication channels which engages audience interest, meets campaign objectives and aligns with Macquarie's brand, marketing and portfolio strategies. You must be able to collaborate with key senior stakeholders for alignment and work to tight timeframes.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and upload this and your CV as part of the application process. Note: candidates shortlisted for interview will be expected to address the selection criteria below at interview:

  • Degree or equivalent experience in marketing, communication or related discipline
  • Demonstrated understanding of audience-centric and campaign-focused communication plans and aligned writing
  • Keen interest in news and current affairs
  • Working knowledge of content channels and platforms such as Wordpress, Drupal, Campaign Monitor, Marketo and social media
  • Demonstrated experience building and managing relationships and networks
  • Demonstrated ability to develop creative approaches to content and channel management for engaging audience interest
  • Experience in writing and coordinating e-newsletters

Salary Package: from $90,330 to $97,937 p.a. pro rata (HEW Level 7) plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Part-time (21 hours per week - Wednesday to Friday), 1 year fixed-term contract (maternity cover)

Specific Role Enquiries: Shannon Kliendienst, Communications Director

General Recruitment Enquiries: Lizzy Nguyen, HR Administrator

Applications Close: Tuesday 27 February 2018 11.55 pm (AEST)

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.